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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 26, 2014 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did the 12 steps do in jerry? listen to npr...

Correct.

People vastly over look his diabetes in conjunction with his addiction to nicotine and how poorly he managed the condition.

The cause of death for most diabetics is heart attack and/or stroke due to the considerable damage even moderately elevated blood sugars exact on the cardiovascular system.

Long term drug use also played a large part in exacerbating those health problems.

Then again, it is not like he had the knowledge, options and tools that exist now for managing the condition.

But that begs the question - would he have even bothered? I wonder how often he checked his blood sugar.

Look at picture of Garcia in 1980 - he was only 38 years old... Does that look like a 38 year old man? And then look at him only 5 years later.

This post was modified by clashcity on 2014-03-26 18:52:21